I love a good Rom Com and “Hotshot Doc” tickled my funny bone and offered up a sizable serving of steamy romance. Dr. Matt Russell goes through surgical assistants like Grant went through Richmond. Bailey Jennings is looking for a position because her employer is retiring. She’s witnessed the swath of destruction from Dr Russell’s previous assistants and his ill-temper and demanding demeanor are common knowledge. Even so, observing him from the OR gallery assures Bailey that she can tolerate his demands because he’s the best at what he does and so is she. But neither of them were prepared for the sexual sparks that flew right from the get-go.
Author R.S. Grey spins an engaging and entertaining yarn. The characters are well drawn and believable, and Bailey’s relationship with her younger sister Josie added depth to her character. I could’ve done with a little less of Bailey’s inner musings but, in fairness, it wasn’t over the top. However, I would like to see author Grey tighten up her writing. Less fluff and fewer redundancies would be a great place to start. I know, I know. I’m always nagging about fluffy writing but to paraphrase William Strunk/E. B. White; it’s like the leeches that infest the pond of prose, sucking the blood from words. That actually referred to adjectives such as rather, very, little, pretty, etc. but it also applies here. So many books, so little time.